On Mon, 18 Jul 2005 04:37:49 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
>-What is the primary use of this PC?
Make that question "what will be..." and the answer is:
o Recipe database (incl barcode scanning of ingredients for online
o Entertainment (MP3s, videos, TV etc from the LAN and internet)
o Web browsing
o VoIP calls
o Security (four cams around the house + alarm)
o Lighting control (possibly power down the track)
No "primary" use per se. It will be the proverbial jack-of-all trades
>-What automation tasks does it serve?
>-For automation, wouldn't Linux offer more flexibility, e.g. cron jobs and
Probably. But by the time I spent 2years getting myself up to speed on
it, my other half will have gotten the sh*ts and probably ripped the
whole thing out of the kitchen ;-)
>-Any remote sensing (apart from fire alarms) or controlling via wireless
>Nice work overall and a joy to watch these photos of a futuristic kitchen.
Thank you, Roy.